1. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    I had to feed my fetish. I just bought the iPad 2.

    And honestly, it's..

    .________.

    This is going back to the store.
    Last edited by motoleo; 01-04-2012 at 05:46 PM.
    01-04-2012 12:58 PM
  2. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    To each their own, hope you find something you are looking for that better suits your needs. Ciao!
    01-04-2012 06:07 PM
  3. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Why would someone take the time to find a forum, register, and post that they hate the product? This happens on e crackberry site all the time too. I'd like to hear the reasons behind you being so absolutely disgusted that you would invest so much time in hating it. I come from a blackberry background and I will admit, when I first purchased my iPad I wonder what the hell I was going to do with a 700 dollar toy for the first few weeks. I believe now that 1) no one actually NEEDS an iPad, and 2) iPad is what you make it, regarding the apps that you put on it. iPads are like a finger print, not one is the same. Too bad, I bet if you had given it a week or two you might have hated it less.
    01-06-2012 07:54 AM
  4. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    Why would someone take the time to find a forum, register, and post that they hate the product? This happens on e crackberry site all the time too. I'd like to hear the reasons behind you being so absolutely disgusted that you would invest so much time in hating it. I come from a blackberry background and I will admit, when I first purchased my iPad I wonder what the hell I was going to do with a 700 dollar toy for the first few weeks. I believe now that 1) no one actually NEEDS an iPad, and 2) iPad is what you make it, regarding the apps that you put on it. iPads are like a finger print, not one is the same. Too bad, I bet if you had given it a week or two you might have hated it less.
    Sorry about that, the original post was, "Tell you what I'm going to do...I'm going to purchase an iPad 2 then, take it back before the iPad 3 comes out." but after buying the iPad 2, I returned it a day later. I quickly discovered that it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    I adore Apple. I love their iPhones, but I always knew I didn't like the iPad. I always played with it in the store- then I finally went out and bought one. The bottom line: It's not like a computer at all- it behaves exactly like my iPhone- so for me, it's useless.

    Yet every tech site seems to love it. It's actually not that great. But I believe fashions come and go. Following them can be an expensive undertaking. You're better off buying only the items that match your true style.
    Last edited by motoleo; 01-06-2012 at 09:55 AM.
    01-06-2012 08:42 AM
  5. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I actually agree with you. I have played with the iPad and iPad 2 many times, both in stores and at friends' who own them.

    I got bored after 30 seconds. It's a giant version of my iPhone minus the phone. I have no use for one.

    That said, I don't know anyone who has bought one that doesn't love it.
    I however, have no use for one. To each their own I guess.


    Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
    01-06-2012 09:04 AM
  6. Daruba#IM's Avatar
    Maybe i'm not that smart, but there is something i can't understand:

    You knew you didn't like the ipad, you even played with it serveral times but still bought it only to bring it back the very next day?

    If i knew you, i would just give you the finger big time, but in this case i only want to say: "you're slightly confused."
    01-06-2012 05:40 PM
  7. jmlampert23#IM's Avatar
    I don't know what you two are talking about? It is definitely different from the iPhone. Just off the top of my head the web browsing is not at all the same
    01-06-2012 10:31 PM
  8. PhxBlue's Avatar
    Sorry to hear. I got one for Christmas and really like it for games and movies.
    01-06-2012 10:49 PM
  9. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    Maybe i'm not that smart, but there is something i can't understand:

    You knew you didn't like the ipad, you even played with it serveral times but still bought it only to bring it back the very next day?

    If i knew you, i would just give you the finger big time, but in this case i only want to say: "you're slightly confused."
    Well yeah, knowing that the iPad 3 was coming out- I had to. My thought was that- okay, it was rated number one, so it must be good- all my friends have one..so it must be good.

    It wasn't. By the time I actually made the purchase, I wasn't even buying it because I wanted it, I was buying it because of influence.
    01-07-2012 12:36 AM
  10. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Now that I understand!
    01-09-2012 10:54 PM
  11. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Sorry about that, the original post was, "Tell you what I'm going to do...I'm going to purchase an iPad 2 then, take it back before the iPad 3 comes out." but after buying the iPad 2, I returned it a day later. I quickly discovered that it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    I adore Apple. I love their iPhones, but I always knew I didn't like the iPad. I always played with it in the store- then I finally went out and bought one. The bottom line: It's not like a computer at all- it behaves exactly like my iPhone- so for me, it's useless.

    Yet every tech site seems to love it. It's actually not that great. But I believe fashions come and go. Following them can be an expensive undertaking. You're better off buying only the items that match your true style.
    The iPad IMO is way more functional than the iPhone. Also, I believe you have to spend time with the iPad to learn its benefits. Playing with it in the store or owning it for a day before returning, is not nearly enough time to learn unlock its potential. Additionally, it's a tablet NOT a computer so I don't get the comparison. The iPad compliments a computer very well. Think about people who spend a lot of time on the road. Getting emails on an iPad is MUCH more convenient than lugging around a laptop. I use my iPad more than my Macbook Pro, which is something I never thought would be possible at the time of purchase. The tablet is not a fashion or fad its real and they serve a big purpose. I could go on and on about it, but using is believing...
    01-10-2012 08:36 PM
  12. Cleveland's Avatar
    The iPad IMO is way more functional than the iPhone. Also, I believe you have to spend time with the iPad to learn its benefits. Playing with it in the store or owning it for a day before returning, is not nearly enough time to learn unlock its potential. Additionally, it's a tablet NOT a computer so I don't get the comparison. The iPad compliments a computer very well. Think about people who spend a lot of time on the road. Getting emails on an iPad is MUCH more convenient than lugging around a laptop. I use my iPad more than my Macbook Pro, which is something I never thought would be possible at the time of purchase. The tablet is not a fashion or fad its real and they serve a big purpose. I could go on and on about it, but using is believing...
    Same here I only break our my MB Pro for hardcore computering now
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    01-10-2012 09:48 PM
  13. JNMEATON#IM's Avatar
    well, i read alot on my Ipad 2 and between Kindle and Drudge Report the Ipad is a much more user friendly way to surf, email, play and keep kids occupied. Wouldn't give my ipad up for anything. if i need to compute something major.................PC.
    01-12-2012 10:50 AM
  14. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    I'm a dedicated Apple user and I bought the iPad- and I don't see what's so good about it.

    I always thought the popularity of the iPad was just dumb. I have a device here, and the iPad is literally just a bigger version of that. How did they convince people to buy an extremely similar product- just bigger?

    If I buy a tablet, it's going to have to be much, much, much different from my smartphone.
    01-14-2012 01:17 PM
  15. StormJH1's Avatar
    The iPad IMO is way more functional than the iPhone. Also, I believe you have to spend time with the iPad to learn its benefits. Playing with it in the store or owning it for a day before returning, is not nearly enough time to learn unlock its potential. Additionally, it's a tablet NOT a computer so I don't get the comparison. The iPad compliments a computer very well. Think about people who spend a lot of time on the road. Getting emails on an iPad is MUCH more convenient than lugging around a laptop. I use my iPad more than my Macbook Pro, which is something I never thought would be possible at the time of purchase. The tablet is not a fashion or fad its real and they serve a big purpose. I could go on and on about it, but using is believing...
    This is very debatable, but I know what you're trying to say. For example, GarageBand is a universal app that should function as well on my iPhone as it does on the iPad2. Except the interface is so busy, there's no way I can play with a guitar when I can only see 1/6 of the amp controls at one time. Defeats the purpose.

    On the other hand, I actually feel like the iPhone is more "functional" as an overall device, when you consider the portability, the GPS, and especially the camera. The iPad2 WiFi doesn't even have an active GPS. And while the iPad should excel as a photo editing device (Snapshot is a great app), the cameras built into the iPad2 are basically garbage. Which means you have to use it more like you would use a computer to download photos taken elsewhere, edit them, and re-save them.

    Hearing rumors that they're working on improving Photo Stream with iOS 5.1, and if that's the case, it could help the iPad a great deal. But generally, I feel like the iPad's distinguishing feature is the big, beautiful screen, but other than that, the iPhone actually does a lot more as a device, and is more practical to use as a portable device.
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    01-17-2012 10:00 AM
  16. StormJH1's Avatar
    I'm a dedicated Apple user and I bought the iPad- and I don't see what's so good about it.

    I always thought the popularity of the iPad was just dumb. I have a device here, and the iPad is literally just a bigger version of that. How did they convince people to buy an extremely similar product- just bigger?

    If I buy a tablet, it's going to have to be much, much, much different from my smartphone.
    To partially contradict my last post, just saying that it's a "bigger iPhone" may have a kernel of truth to it, but it's also an oversimplification. There are tons of things that the iPhone could do, but for the tiny screen. An example of that would be the Kindle app or reading a magazine in Zinio. Again, I can do those things with an iPhone, but if the iPad is an option I never will.

    To me, if you're buying an Apple device, you might as well be "all-in" on the ecosystem. That way, when your Android buddies tell you how small your 3.5" screen is compared to their Droid, Razr, or HTC device, they don't have the benefit of using universal apps on a friggin' 10" screen with a tablet. It isn't necessary to have both devices, but if you do, they can go hand in hand.
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    01-17-2012 10:21 AM
  17. dalvik's Avatar
    well maybe for people who already own an iphone, buying an ipad 2 doesnt make any sence since they perform the same( although they dont, in terms of screen and thus more functionality) with the same os minus the phone. But for me, being an owner of GSII Skyrocket (awesome device btw) ipad is something that i tend to use for almost 50% of the time if not even more.. I experimented with various android tablets and found them to be incomplete buggy devices. Before i bought the ipad my wife was so sure she wouldnt use it and now.. I had to order one more ipad yesterday for myself... because she is on it all the time for the past few months.. I showed her the texbooks thats been released today btw and she loved it and frankly idk about other people but my wife and I found so many uses for the ipad that i ended up selling my laptop and now have only one PC... I recently bought the Asus TF Prime to try it out and even the fact that its a quad core tablet i was barely able to use it due to horrible lag not mention the wifi problem.. I wish android tablets will reach the same level of performance and smoothenes as high end android phones. but until that happens, ipad is a #1 tablet for me.
    Last edited by dalvik; 01-19-2012 at 04:36 PM.
    01-19-2012 04:26 PM
  18. teasac's Avatar
    I got one for Christmas too and I love it. It's not that special but it does a nice job of replacing my laptop for my typical evening internet browsing and reading/writing emails. I have to spend a fair amount of time on email and I love the way all my email accounts can be used separately or blended by date, etc. I also like the "reading" apps I have, great for reading books, I love Flipboard, it's just a great little tool. I have picked up a capsule/keyboard combo and it not only protects the iPad but provides a natural size keyboard.

    sorry some don't see it that special but I found my very useful. I have an iPod, iPad and iPhone, and I use them all for different uses, but with My Cloud, they are all tied together and share my emails, music and calendars.

    I'm in love. simple guy I suppose but very fun too.
    01-21-2012 09:49 PM
  19. emirozmen's Avatar
    I had to feed my fetish. I just bought the iPad 2.



    And honestly, it's..




    Amazing!!!!!! I just love the way it is.

    But hope you find something better for you, something that suits your needs
    See you again when iPad 3 releases
    01-25-2012 02:11 AM
  20. wiggy1's Avatar
    I got the iPad when the screen on my Tablet PC broke and I needed a replacement quick. The iPad is not a Tablet PC and I Struggled with note taking at first, but having the all-day battery life was a big sale for me. Since then I have been able to turn my iPad into the ultimate thin client. It is awesome as a tablet and with Remote Desktop and a Bluetooth keyboard I just log into my desktop when I need more capability. Not the full experience of a-laptop, but sufficient for my needs.
    02-10-2012 08:56 PM
  21. ziffos's Avatar
    I got the iPad when the screen on my Tablet PC broke and I needed a replacement quick. The iPad is not a Tablet PC and I Struggled with note taking at first, but having the all-day battery life was a big sale for me. Since then I have been able to turn my iPad into the ultimate thin client. It is awesome as a tablet and with Remote Desktop and a Bluetooth keyboard I just log into my desktop when I need more capability. Not the full experience of a-laptop, but sufficient for my needs.
    I agree 100% with what you say and believe as I found exactly the same. The only difference is that I use Splashtop for connecting to my PC.
    02-11-2012 08:03 AM
  22. alex.shimp's Avatar
    At first I was the same way when I got my first gen iPad. However very quickly found it to be very useful, and very quickly went from carrying my MacBook everywhere to only carrying the iPad. I currently work as a service desk technician and I can remote into my clients to resolve issues, as well as create my service desk cases all from my iPad. For someone to say that the iPad is just a bigger iPhone has not taken the time to delve deep enough to find its niche in their life </rant>
    02-19-2012 02:32 AM
  23. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    For me, I LOVE the iPad and dislike my iPhone. Way to small. I do almost everything from the iPad...modifying construction plans, using pdf's, movies, sign language stuff...etc.

    My iPhone is more useless than the pad...
    02-20-2012 05:21 AM
  24. StormJH1's Avatar
    To me, the value of having any mobile device is just the ability to get simple information quickly. This may include checking my email, sports scores, or loading up Twitter. While I have tons of paid and free apps and games, this probably constitutes 80% of my use of the device.

    For that reason, I have used our iPad 2 quite a bit less since we finally got iPhones last month. However, my wife is more of a "browser", and she uses apps like Catalouge and websites for other shopping sites (mostly just to look), which just function better on the iPad. For her, the iPad really is a desktop computer replacement. And if we ever travel anywhere, it would be infinitely more useful as a media viewer than trying to replicate that on a 3.5" iPhone.

    If I had to keep one or the other, it would obviously be the iPhone. I think most people would agree with that. It does basically everything the iPad does, plus it's infinitely more portable, and the GPS ability ties into the usefulness of many of the apps.

    But the iPad also does BETTER a lot of the things that they both do...and the best example of that is viewing magazines or reading news content.
    02-20-2012 03:15 PM
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